Recreation: “Refreshment of one’s mind or body after work through activity that amuses or stimulates; play”
Thus, a recreation town is a place for play – for adults that is. One that extends this into the nightlife could be referred to as a recreation entertainment town. Such a destination, oriented toward an active, entrepreneurial, creative audience would have:
A natural greenbelt for joggers, bikers and skaters to go from one town to the next without having to encounter traffic.
A big park that allows an impromptu game of ultimate frisbee, soccer, football, softball or water balloon fight.
Lots of small parks for less ambitious versions of the above.
Urban destinations (i.e. third places, cafes, hang outs) worth skating, jogging or biking to, day or night.
One grand piazza for nighttime outdoor dancing, weekend concerts, weekday outdoor dining and an occasional sit-in movie.
A variety of third places that offer small concerts, dancing lessons, trivia night, poetry slams and communal tables with board games.